Network Waste has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management among UK contractors.
Network Waste of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, is one of the fastest growing waste management companies in the UK. The company is a broker offering a complete waste management service to customers. Network Waste managing director Chris Dear said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the Safecontractor scheme. You cannot cut corners with health and safety in the waste management industry and it has always been a priority for us in all aspects of the business. Our staff are continually updated on the latest health and safety legislation and practices to ensure we maintain the highest standards of service levels to our customers.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place. More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Network Waste has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
Network Waste has hundreds of customers ranging from public limited companies to small businesses. They include the Mears Group employing 13,000 people across the U.K. In partnership with social housing clients, the Mears Group maintains, repairs and upgrades the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner-city estates. Other key clients include student accommodation group Liberty Living, insurance groups Liverpool Victoria and Royal Sun Alliance, construction companies Bolt and Heeks and Harsco Infrastructure and manufacturers like the Tullis Russell Group.